Friday, November 25, 2011

PCES responds to accident west of Pincher Creek

Chris Davis

Pincher Creek Emergency Services responded to single-vehicle motor vehicle accident this morning, November 25.  Acoording to Fire Chief Dave Cox, a car slid off the road on Highway 507 approximately 12 km west of Pincher Creek on the Mill Creek hill.  The single occupant refused an ambulance transfer.  Cox said road conditions at the site were poor, with black ice on the roadway.  Highways and streets in the Pincher Creek area are slippery due to snowfall followed by warmer temperatures.

Pincher Creek Emergency Services has been busier than usual with medical calls as well.

Environment Canada predicts west winds for the remainder of today up to  60 km/hr gusting to 80 km/hr, with a high of plus 2 and a low of minus 4 overnight.  The wind is expected to pick up tomorrow, Saturday, November 26.  Saturday's forecast includes a mix of sun and cloud, with a 40 km/h west wind gusting to 60 km/hr, increasing to 70 km/hr and gusting to 90 km/hr late Saturday morning, with a southwest wind at approximately 30 km/hr Saturday evening. Saturday's high is predicted to be plus 4. Sunday is also predicted to be windy, with a high of plus 11.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution, as chinook conditions, precipitation, and warm weather are continuing to create  hazardous driving conditions throughout southern Alberta.

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